District "Journey" Meetings - 2023

We are planning to gather across the USA in our regional sessions … and we are very excited!

Fellowship in the body is a precious thing, especially when circumstances make it less frequent and increasingly difficult.  But vibrant connection IS essential.  Our face-to-face meetings together may be infrequent, but that is what makes them all the more special, and important.  The USA Conference Superintendents are finalizing plans for our 2023 gatherings across the conference, and are looking forward to seeing you all in one of those sessions.

For those who may be new to us, beginning in 2011 we have warmly called these gatherings or sessions ‘Journey’ meetings.  The name was chosen to distinguish them from a business-heavy meeting such as our quadrennial General Conferences, but regardless of what they may be called, these District Sessions are vitally important to our connection as partners.  This year, we will enjoy a slightly more relaxed schedule, with more opportunities for fellowship. 

More than ever, it would be wonderful for pastors to encourage key laypeople from each church to come.  This year, we are hosting a collaborative LEADERSHIP SUMMIT in each location, and we need help from all of you as we seek to discern specific strategies for our key priorities over these next three years.

Some Specific Location Information:

March 23-24  |  MEMPHIS, TN

Featured Speakers: Russ & Jennifer Cochran, Jeff Stockett, Ben Wilkins, Max & Judy Edwards

Hotel Information / Suggestions: 

     Courtyard by Marriot  2785 New Brunswick Rd, Memphis TN 38133  (901) 450-6320    

     Holiday Inn & Suites   2751 New Brunswick Rd, Memphis TN 38133  (855) 516-1090  

     Hampton Inn & Suites  2935 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett  TN  38133  (901) 382-2050 

Area Attractions: National Civil Rights Museum, Graceland, Memphis Zoo, Botanic Garden                                                                                                        

April 20-21 |  LAKE ELSINORE, CA

Featured Speakers: Jim & Dori Halbert, Jeff Stockett, Mike Ghoslin, Max & Judy Edwards

Hotel Information / Suggestions: 

     Quality Inn Lake Elsinore  31808 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore CA  (833) 650-0455

     Best Western Plus  31781 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore CA  (951) 674-3131

     Holiday Inn Express  31573 Canyon Esttes Dr, Lake Elsinore CA  (951) 674-4333

Area Attractions: Historic Downtown, Canyon Hills Park, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

May 25-26  |  MOSES LAKE, WA

 Featured Speakers: Russ Cochran, Jeff Stockett, Tad Stinson, Max & Judy Edwards

 Hotel Information / Suggestions:  

      Quality Inn   449 Melva Lane, Moses Lake WA  (509) 765-8886

      Inn at Moses Lake   1741 Kittelson Rd, Moses Lake WA  (509) 766-7000   

      Best Western Lake Front   3000 North Marina Dr, Moses Lake WA  (509) 765-9211

      Holiday Inn Express & Suites     2300 South Maiers, Moses Lake, WA  (509) 766-8000

      Comfort Suites     1700 E. Kittleson Road, Moses Lake, WA   (509) 765-3731

   Area Attractions: Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia Basin Farmers Market, Japanese Peace Garden


 Featured Speakers: James Coulston, Jim & Dori Halbert, Mark Smith, Max & Judy Edwards

 Hotel Information / Suggestions:  

      Comfort Inn  1607 Fairgrove Church Rd SE, Conover, NC  (828) 465-1100

      Fairfield Inn & Suites  1950 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC  (828) 431-3000

      Hilton Garden Inn  1320 17th St Dr SE, Hickory, NC  (828) 327-1000

      Hampton Inn  1956 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC  (828) 624-2000

Area Attractions: South Mountain State Park, Biltmore, Linville Caverns, Chimney Rock

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